It is so much fun to get to document a growing family. There is so much hopefulness and anticipation during pregnancy and I love capturing a couple as you wait to meet your new little love.
Back in September, Heidi, Brett, and their sweet Goldendoodle, Prudence, and I spent an evening out in Manassas, Virginia to document Heidi's maternity. We had gorgeous light and warm weather and a beautiful baby belly!
Little Caleb was born in early November, and I had the honor of documenting him with his family when he was just 9 days new.
These early days are so tender as everyone gets to know each other and who they are as Mom and Dad.
There is a sense of security during the long months of maternity - your body is designed to protect your little one while he grows inside of you. But once he's out in the world, he seems so vulnerable and it's a strange feeling to see this little piece of you living and breathing independently.
You learn quickly to care for your baby in his new home - it can be overwhelming and scary and it can be hard to take in all of the details and moments.
I love getting to document these early days lived in the foggy haze of new motherhood and fatherhood. One day, seeing your baby cradled perfectly in your arms will seem impossible and as if it were ages ago.
An in-home session is a beautiful way to document your little one's arrival to this world and one day it will be an incredible gift to him. He'll see his first room and all the sweet pieces that were selected and placed in it while you were waiting to meet him. He'll see the way you look at each other - with tired yet joyful eyes. And he'll see the way you look at him . . .
Welcome to the world, little Cal - we can't wait to see who you become!
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